The 20-Minute Hotel Room Workout This past week during my road trip, I spent a night at a hotel in Richmond, VA. I hadn’t exercised out in a few days, and had no desire to go find out if they had a gym on site…so I made up my own workout while IN the hotel room, using nothing but myself and the room’s furniture. In just 20 minutes I had warmed up, exercised my entire body, and stretched out afterward.
35 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises Fact: You can get a great cardio workout without having to run miles on a treadmill or spend time on a rowing machine. In fact, these bodyweight-only moves are mostly low impact, meaning you can do them in the comfort of your own living room without worrying about annoying the neighbors downstairs. You might also like Is It Better to Lift Heavier Weights or Do More Reps? Top 20 Bodyweight Exercises for Building Muscle & Strength Bodyweight exercises need to be part of your program if you want to get jacked. But not just pushups, sit ups and high rep calisthenics. That’s beginner stuff that won’t build any real muscle. We’re talking about really working hard on high tension, advanced bodyweight exercises that can only be done for somewhere between five and ten reps, on average. The nice thing about these is that they’re very natural and can usually be done pain free by most people. They can be added to any program along with barbells, dumbbells and strongman implements.
Enhance Your Muscle Workout Combine exercises Take a dumbbell of your choice and do a bicep curl, followed by a shoulder press, a squat followed by a bicep curl or a lunge, followed by a shoulder press. Gary says that combining moves in this way gives you 30 to 40 different exercise options. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living. For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing.
The Angry Birds Workout Plan Please tell me you’ve played Angry Birds. Hopefully you’ve at least HEARD of Angry Birds, the game that pretty much took over every app store on every phone in every country in 2010. Next time you see somebody holding an iPhone sideways, just asked them “Angry Birds?” 11 Morning Rituals That Can Change Your Life Your morning can be that make-or-break time that sets you up for a good day or a bad day. Here are 11 habits you can establish that will put you on the path of stringing together good day after good day. 1. Drink a Glass of Warm Lemon Water Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is an excellent way to get your body going. It’s like oil for the Tinman as it goes to work lubricating all of your different internal systems.
4 Circuits To A Gladiator Body (Sword Not Included) You don't study for a role like Nick E. Tarabay's in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena; you TRAIN for it. If you think he works hard on screen, wait'll you try his workouts! The Road To Glory Begins! The word "cut" doesn't just describe the vast amount of slices and dices in the hot new Starz original TV series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Best Workouts for Your Body Type Not all workouts are created equal. By tweaking your exercise routine according to your particular body shape—whether you’re Hourglass, Circle, Triangle, Ruler or Inverted Triangle—you can help balance out your physique and make the most of your beautiful body. Not sure what your body shape is? Take our Body Type Quiz or read our Body Shape Guide! Exercises for Hourglass Body Shapes You’re curvy up top and down below with a small waist—basically, the smokin’ definition of the old Hollywood bombshell.
Websites That Offer Free Yoga Classes Yoga may be blissful, but it isn't cheap! Depending on where you live, classes can run you an average of $15 to $20 a pop. Dropping $50 or more for yoga classes each week isn't an option for everyone, but we can all benefit from a regular practice. The Internet is bursting with free full-length classes or shortened yoga routines. If you're willing to pay a little, then you'll be able to view a greater variety of videos. Here are some sites to check out. Beginners Running Program This running plan is for beginners to go from 0 to running 30 minutes nonstop - in 4 weeks (for a comprehensive weight loss plan see here). This plan is suitable for beginners who are fit and have exercised before (e.g. cycling, rowing, etc.), but are novice runners. Therefore, you should be able to walk briskly for 30 minutes several times a week before you start this program. If you can’t, start with the 10-week plan for beginners. If you are already able to run, then join the program at the appropriate level. However, consider that being able run for 10 minutes nonstop once a week is easier than running it 4 times per week.
7 Stretches In 7 Minutes For Complete Lower Back Pain Relief One of the consequences of being sedentary, and also being incredibly active, is back pain. About 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given moment. It's a common affliction and one that takes care and diligence to eliminate. Whether you experience stiffness, aches, or spasms, the following stretches will help keep your back fit and strong. Gladiator Workout For Extreme Fat Loss Gladiator Workout For Extreme Fat Loss Published on Jan 09, 2011 by Josh Schlottman We’re going for the gold with this gladiator workout and my goal is to get you on the track for extreme fat loss with it. I wanted to do an official follow-up to the Spartacus Workout that I created before and thought this would be the perfect sequel to the original fat burning workout. I first hit inspiration to create this gladiator workout routine after watching the film starring Russell Crowe on TV.
Foods for Workouts: Cardio An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up. Cardio Basics Cardio exercise like walking, running and biking require energy from both carbohydrates and fat. Carbohydrates are the body’s #1 go-to source, but healthy sources of fat also give ample doses of energy. As exercise intensity changes (like due to an increase in speed or running uphill, for example), the body switches back and forth between carbs and fat to provide energy. Since you can’t completely control how and when the body needs what nutrient, it’s best to have adequate amounts of both as a regular part of the diet.